The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis

Complete Score: 33 / 42 = 78.6%

The Blind Side by Michael Lewis is the biography of Ole Miss Left Tackle Michael Oher. The story begins by informing the reader of Oher’s troubled upbringing in a poor neighborhood in the south. After being adopted by a wealthy white family that gave Michael all the help he needed and then some when it came to meeting his needs, Michael became a very warm, heart-felt, success story which was very touching for me to read.


Originally priced at $24.95 this hard cover biography is pretty pricey for it’s use, but if you’re one of those people, like myself, that has a soft spot for the underdog, it is a life story you will love to read and feel good about. Since its release the hardcover has dropped to $16.47 and the paperback to $11.16, making it an even better value.

Score: 2 / 5


After starting this story I had put it on hold for a few weeks after the first two chapters. Shortly after that I could not put it down and was reading it everyday after I got home from work. For someone who does not look at reading as an enjoyable extracurricular activity, this book kept me involved at all times. I was so interested in Oher afterward that I began to search the internet to see where he was in his journey to the NFL. Turns out he opted to stay at Ole Miss for his junior season and should be declaring eligible for the draft next season. It was an amazing story and I was hooked after I really got into it. Lewis really knows how to convey a story’s emotions and atmosphere to the reader.

Score: 5 / 5

Michael Oher, courtesy of Ole Miss
Michael Oher, courtesy of Ole Miss


It is hard to rate a story as innovative, but as I stated about my newfound concern for Michael Oher after reading his story I must say that his biography had some type of impact on my life. Knowing that someone can come from next to nothing and make their life a success with some help from the right people puts into perspective what I do for work everyday. I was extremely moved by Michael Oher’s courage and determination. In our day and age, it’s nice to read a story about people doing good for once.

Score: 3 / 5

Social Benefit

If you’ve been looking for a feel-good story to put a smile on your face and make you want to better your life, this is it! If you’re the type of person that gets personal enjoyment out of helping others then this book will have you smiling multiple times. The story itself acts as a good model to society, we should look to help each other out rather than bicker about our small differences.

Score: 3 / 5


I can not rave about this biography enough. If I haven’t said enough about my liking of the story and the man, Michael Oher, then let me say right here and right now, I loved this book! I am at a loss for words at the amount of appreciation I have for both the author and his subject. If you like football, good stories, and / or well written books, you owe it to yourself to pick up The Blind Side soon.

Score: 20 / 22

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Complete Score: 33 / 42 = 78.6%

2 thoughts on “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis”

  1. I loved this book too, though I enjoy most of the books Michael Lewis has written.

    For sure read Moneyball if you haven’t yet Josh. It’s about sabermetrics and how it changed the way baseball officials look at prospects and players. Though it focuses on Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s, it still teaches you a lot about the Red Sox front office strategy since the Sox employ Bill James, the grandfather of sabermetrics.

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